Corey Heim penalized for actions in Craftsman Truck Series finale at Phoenix

Corey Heim, a Craftsman Truck Series driver, faced penalties from NASCAR for his conduct in the season-ending race at Phoenix Raceway.

Heim received a $12,500 fine and a 25-point deduction in the Truck Series driver standings.

These penalties were based on violations of the NASCAR Member Code of Conduct, following NASCAR Rule Book Sections 4.4.B & D.

During the race, Heim was involved in two incidents, one of which spun his truck after contact with Carson Hocevar.

Heim claimed he lost control of his damaged truck, but NASCAR officials reviewed his radio communications.

NASCAR found that Heim violated rules related to manipulating race outcomes, causing crashes, and compromising safety.

Hocevar couldn't continue racing after the second incident and finished 29th out of 36 trucks.

Despite the penalties, Heim still finished the race in 18th place.

The results placed Heim in third position among the championship-eligible drivers, with Ben Rhodes as the champion.

However, the points penalty dropped Heim to fourth place in the final Craftsman Truck Series standings, behind Hocevar.

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